A Computer Assisted

 Anesthesia Record Keeper

Rapid Record AIMS

Introduction

I am a practicing anesthesiologist and over the last 20 years have developed an automated anesthesia record keeper (AIMS) that runs on any Windows based personal computer (including notebooks). While numerous automated systems have been developed over the last few years, anesthesiologists have been slow to adopt this technology for a variety of reasons:

· Cost

· Emphasis on legal aspects

· Ease of use

I believe my program addresses these concerns. My main focus throughout development has been to make the task of record keeping easier, faster, neater, and more accurate than the manual written record, and at the same time, making sure that the user has complete control over what appears on the final record. Since my program is not written as a billing and quality management tool, and is not networked with the hospital’s information system, the installation and maintenance costs are kept to a minimum. The most likely users would be those smaller hospitals that simply want an automated anesthesia record that is fast, simple, accurate and inexpensive.

I have looked at a number of record keeper programs on the market, and believe that mine is 2 to 3 times faster at entering non-captured data such as drugs, fluids, staff, procedures, and comments. For instance, a single mouse click (or keystroke) records the anesthesia start time and enters a predefined patient arrival note. A second mouse click records the name, time, and amount of the user’s preferred IV solution. All of my partners, including those that are computer phobic, use my program despite the fact that it is optional. The program itself is very intuitive and requires minimal training.

The manual version, available for download on this website, is tablet and laptop friendly, functional, and ready to use in your operating room in the manual mode. However, the real benefit of automated records is when you have fully automated monitor data acquisition. See “Monitor Interfacing”.

 

Testimonials (These and other references available on request)

 

“I just love this software”   Barbara in Kentucky

 

Your program has been a godsend.”   Charles in Florida

 

“Room 1 Is PERFECT!!!!  All the data now streams in; its really nice to have the Anesthesia Agent data imported. I couldn’t be happier.”  Kevin in Vermont

 

“I am falling in love with the RR system. It has a short initial training and buy-in process. The data flows nicely and the printed material is easy to read and follow. Everything that I could want from an anesthesia package.”  John in Minnesota

 

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Copyright M. Abajian 2014